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New England in the Fall

USA

from £2,649 per person
2 passengers 11 nights
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £110 if not required
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  • VIP travel service VIP door to door

Explore New England in autumn

Experience the world-famous natural spectacle of the changing of the seasons on this colourful tour through the north-east corner of the USA. Follow the historic Freedom Trail through Boston, then skirt the gorgeous Massachusetts coastline, visiting the landing site of the Pilgrims in Plymouth, and taking to the seas in search of whales and dolphins.

Tour the iconic coastal resort of Cape Cod, with its maritime heritage, delightful rows of classic clapboard houses, and endless miles of glorious sand dunes. Rhode Island and Maine offer the chance to peep at the beach retreats of generations of New England’s elite, whilst Vermont and New Hampshire boast thousands of acres of vast protected forest displaying striking fall foliage. Keep your camera ready for every drive as you wind your way through a kaleidoscope of autumn colours, from vibrant orange and gold to deep scarlet and purple.

Including...

Hands shaking Included travel insurance

Bed9 nights in hotels and 1 in flight (2022 departures)
10 nights in hotels and 1 in flight (2021 departures)

Dinner plate11 meals: 9 breakfasts (B) and 2 dinners (D) (2022 departures)
11 meals: 10 breakfasts (B) and 1 dinner (D) (2021 departures)

PersonSaga tour manager

Plus all this...

  • Return flights and transfers
  • Welcome drink reception
  • Farewell dinner
  • Porterage at all hotels

MapExcursions and visits

  • Boston city tour
  • Plimoth Plantation experience
  • Scenic drive around Cape Cod
  • Whale watching trip (2022 departures)
  • Visit to Salam (2021 departures)
  • Saxton’s Distillery tour and tasting session (2022 departures)
  • Journey on the Conway Scenic Railway (2021 departures)
  • Morse Maple Sugar Farm and Montpelier visit
  • White Mountains tour
  • Kennebunkport visit (2022 departures)

HeadphonesUse of audio headsets on guided tours

2021 departures

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Day 1 UK-Boston

Boston aerial view

After taking Saga’s included UK door-to-door travel service to the airport, fly to Boston where you are met and taken to the locally-rated 4-star Hyatt Regency Boston Hotel (4Q) in Boston where you stay for one night. Facilities at this city hotel include a restaurant, bar and coffee shop, gym, indoor swimming pool, and free Wi-Fi. Each of the 502 air-conditioned bedrooms has a television, telephone, coffee maker, safe, iron and ironing board, safe and hairdryer.

Enjoy this evening at leisure.


Day 2 Boston-Plymouth

Boston, USA

Depart after breakfast for an included half day tour of Boston, whose highlights include catching sight of USS Constitution, better known as ‘Old Ironsides’ for the strength of its oak hull. First launched in 1797, the ship is now moored at the historic Charlestown Naval Yard. Explore the streets of 17th-century Boston on a visit to the historic North End district – both the city's oldest house and its oldest church can be found here and enjoy some free time at the Faneuil Hall Marketplace with its colourful stands, street performers and tempting food.

Afterwards continue to Plymouth where you stay for the next four nights at the locally rated 3-star John Carver Inn (3Q). B


Day 3 Plymouth

Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, Massachusetts

Enjoy a tour of Plymouth’s sights today. Pilgrims from the Mayflower founded a colony here in 1620. Look forward to an included visit to the Plimoth Plantation – a living museum that brings the history of America’s early settlers to life. B


Day 4 Plymouth

Beautiful homes over water, Nantucket

Enjoy today at leisure, perhaps joining an optional excursion to Nantucket island, or the island of Martha’s Vineyard. B


Day 5 Cape Cod

Cape Cod

See the charming fishing ports, delightful art galleries and deserted sand dunes of Cape Cod on an included full-day scenic drive which includes a stop in pretty Provincetown. B

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Day 6 Plymouth-North Conway

Salem, Massachusetts

Travel to North Conway, with a pause en route in Salem, one of the most significant seaports in early America.

It may be most widely known as the site of the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692, but this colourful, coastal city has much to offer with a rich maritime heritage, an impressive display of historic architecture and amazing stories that span almost four centuries.

Arrive in North Conway where you stay for five nights at the locally rated 3-star Red Jacket Mountain View Resort (3Q+). Set in the White Mountains, this resort has two restaurants, a bar, free Wi-Fi, a health club and its own water park. There are 164 air-conditioned rooms. B

Salem Massachusetts New England USA North America

Day 7 White Mountains

The  White Mountains

A full-day included excursion takes you to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Many of the mountains lie within the White Mountain National Forest and during your tour look forward to a memorable rail journey on the Conway Scenic Railroad. B

White Mountains National Forest New Hampshire New England USA North America

Day 8 North Conway and Flume Gorge or Cannon Mountain

Flume gorge entrance

Choose to enjoy today or leisure or join an optional excursion to Flume Gorge and Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway, riding to the top of Cannon Mountain. B


Day 9 Vermont and New Hampshire

Vermont State House

Begin your day with an included full-day excursion to the Morse Maple Sugar Farm where you can see how maple syrup is made. In tiny Montpelier you'll see the State Capitol, while in the picturesque town of Bath you can visit the Brick Store, which claims to be the oldest shop in the USA. You will also see the longest and oldest covered bridge in New Hampshire. B


Day 10 North Conway

Scenic view of the lakes region in New Hampshire

At leisure. An optional full-day tour explores the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. A farewell dinner is included this evening. B, D


Day 11 North Conway-Boston-UK

Boston skyline

In the afternoon travel to the airport for your return overnight flight. B


Day 12 UK

Arrive in the morning for your included UK door-to-door travel service.


2022 departures

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Day 1 UK to Boston

Boston Financial District and Harbour, Massachusetts

After taking Saga’s included VIP door-to-door travel service to the airport, fly to Boston. One of the oldest cities in the US, Boston was founded on the Shawmut Peninsula by English settlers in 1630, and was the setting for several of the crucial events which led to the American Revolution, including the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party.

Stay two nights at the locally rated 3-star DoubleTree by Hilton Boston Bayside (3Q) in Boston. Look forward to a welcome drink and dinner at the hotel this evening, where you can get to know your fellow travellers. D


Day 2 Boston

Massachusetts State House, Boston's Freedom Trail

Embark on a morning city tour following the path of Boston’s Freedom Trail. The trail winds its way through the city linking 16 historically significant sites together, including Old North Church, Quincy Market, State Capitol and Boston Harbor, telling a story of revolution and transformation. Explore the streets of 17th-century Boston on a visit to the historic North End district – both the city's oldest house and its oldest church can be found here and enjoy some free time at the Faneuil Hall Marketplace with its colourful stands, street performers and tempting food.

After free time for lunch, join a student-led walking tour of Harvard University, and then why not join an optional visit to the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, home to an exceptional collection of human cultural history. Another optional excursion this evening offers the chance to cruise Boston Harbor. B


Day 3 Boston to Plymouth

Pilgrim Homes, Plymouth Plantation

Enjoy a leisurely start to the day, or visit the Fruitlands Museum, one of America’s first outdoor museums. Depart for Plymouth, where pilgrims from the Mayflower founded the first colony in 1620. Here you’ll visit the Plimoth Plantation – a living museum that brings the history of America’s early settlers to life.

Continue to Plymouth, where you’ll spend the next two nights at the locally rated 3-star John Carver Inn (3Q). B


Day 4 Plymouth

Provincetown, Massachusetts

See some of the oldest villages in America, charming fishing ports, and the deserted sand dunes of Cape Cod on an included full-day scenic drive which includes a stop in pretty Provincetown. Boasting a plethora of galleries, craft shops and cute cafes, you can happily while away an afternoon here. Next, hit the waters surrounding Plymouth to try and spot the humpback, minke and pilot whales who migrate here on an included whale watching excursion. B


Day 5 Plymouth to Killington

Newport, Rhode Island

Cross the state border into Rhode Island this morning. Visit Newport, revered for its exclusivity at the turn of the 20th century. This ‘Gilded Age’ was a period of prosperity and elegance, when magnificent summer palaces of the rich and powerful began peppering the rugged coast and lush countryside. Spend time on the historic waterfront, in the Antiques District, or join an optional excursion to The Breakers, a summer “cottage" of the Vanderbilt family, or set sail on a schooner to see Newport from the water.

Continue north to Saxon’s Distillery in Vermont for a tour and tasting session. This award-winning distillery hand crafts spirits using locally sourced maple syrup. Spend the next two nights at the locally rated 3-star Killington Mountain Lodge (3Q) in Killington, a winter sports resort in Vermont’s Green Mountains. B


Day 6 Killington

New England fall foliage

Admire the autumn colours on a morning visit to the historic alpine village of Stowe, a year-round destination for outdoor enthusiasts, and the perfect place to watch the leaves change colour in the fall. Travel past the Green Mountains to charming Montpelier, the smallest state capital in America. Here you’ll tour Morse Maple Sugar Farm to see how maple syrup is made, and visit the state's capital building. B


Day 7 Killington to North Conway

Franconia Notch in autumn

This morning, cross from the Green Mountains to the White Mountains as you head into New Hampshire. Travel along the dramatic Franconia Notch mountain pass before entering the scenic byway known locally as "The Kanc", both of which boast incredible fall foliage. We’ll pause for photo opportunities en route.

Arrive in North Conway where you stay for three nights at the locally rated 3-star Red Jacket Mountain View Resort (3Q+), set on the edge of the White Mountain National Forest. B


Day 8 North Conway

Silver Cascade, White Mountains, New Hampshire

Today’s excursion takes you into to the White Mountains of New Hampshire, where, at this time of year, blazing red, burnt orange and vibrant yellow autumn foliage stretches out in every direction. You'll pass by the tallest peak in the north-east, Mount Washington, as you journey through Crawford Notch State Park and stop off at Silver Cascade waterfall, which twists, turns and cascades 4,000 feet down the side of Mount Jackson. B


Day 9 North Conway

Today you’ll have the chance to join optional excursions to Flume Gorge and Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway, riding to the top of Cannon Mountain. Alternatively, spend the day at leisure. B


Day 10 North Conway to Boston to UK

Shores of Kennebunkport beach

Cross the state border into Maine this morning, taking in the vast forests, pretty seaside villages and cliff-lined shores en route to Kennebunkport. This wealthy coastal town is known for its long, sandy beaches making a popular vacation destination for Americans, including George HW Bush who had a summer retreat along the affluent Ocean Avenue.

After a tour, free time to explore and a farewell dinner, continue to Boston airport for your return overnight flight home. B, D


Day 11 UK

Arrive in the UK this morning for your included VIP door-to-door travel service home.


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New England in the Fall

USA

from £2,649 per person
2 passengers
11 nights
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £110 if not required